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  1. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the truth,' Wang said, according to Associated Press. The Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway reopened at about noon yesterday after being flooded on Saturday. There was still a backlog of flights ...

  2. Myanmese refugees flood across border

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not openly accept the Kachin refugees, as it would upset the Myanmar government, nor force the flooding refugees back home, because it would then come under pressure for causing a humanitarian ...

  3. Thai floods become target for politicking

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... damaging is the political backwash that now threatens to shorten the term of Yingluck Shinawatra's government. The floods were already at crisis level early last month, but the prime minister was slow to act. The media criticised her for lacking leadership and crisis management skills. This was partly true. But Yingluck alone is not to blame. The floods have offered her critics ...

  4. Visa flood expected after maid levy move

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Agnes Lam Immigration office open longer to cope Immigration Department counters will open an hour earlier today, and open tomorrow, to cope with the flood of visa applications for foreign domestic helpers expected following the suspension of the levy payable on their contracts. The suspension, which lasts two years, takes effect today. Unions representing ...

  5. Floods show need for transport investment, says DAB

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The transport network in the western New Territories, and especially links to the airport, should be improved quickly to avoid a repeat of last week's chaos when widespread flooding and landslides blocked roads, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday. The DAB released a proposal on ways to improve the network ...

  6. Floods deepen Pyongyang's economic woes

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The recent flooding in North Korea is expected to intensify the grim economic situation after the troubles of last year. Mounting energy shortages, falling farm output ... estimates suggest the floods could be the worst in 40 years. They are expected to decimate autumn harvests of staples such as rice, corn and potatoes and further damage the creaking infrastructure. ...

  7. Views flood in on the reform debate

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung Diverse opinions emerge among the political parties on the most controversial doctrines for political development, with disagreement over the terms 'actual situation' and 'gradual and orderly progress' The ...

  8. Flooded by desperate people

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray The European Union is readying a rapid reaction team and naval patrols to deal with boatloads of migrants washing up on its shores. But that must be seen against the warning by French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy that 'ze ...

  9. A flood of submissions to back the frontrunner

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung More than a quarter of the 800-member Election Committee scrambled to give Donald Tsang Yam-kuen their nominations on the first day of the two-week nomination period. But the chief executive hopeful has failed to win the hearts and minds of th ...

  10. Jobless flood online 'slave market'

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner in Berlin German website offering work to lowest pay bidder reaps fury Some call it a form of an online slave market, but a website that offers jobs to those willing to work for the lowest pay has thousands of Germans scrambling to undercu ...




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